Consumer Reports up to its Old Tricks

Once again, the intrepid consumer watchdogs at Consumer Reports are “exposing” a potential flaw with the iPhone antenna, this time on the Verizon model. If you cover the gap in…

February 26, 2011 0

MWC 2011 round-up: Smartphones, Policy/Offload and VoLTE/RCS

I’ve now had a chance to gather my thoughts about last week’s Barcelona Bunfight. I can’t say I enjoyed the trip this year (having only grudgingly decided to go right…

February 22, 2011 1

NTIA looks at Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons

Contraband cell phones are sometimes used by prisoners to talk to a child after school, for Facebook updates, or to post videos to YouTube. Other times they’re used to plan…

February 22, 2011 0

Recent Smartphone Developments

Some very interesting things are happening in the smartphone “ecosystem” these days that bear watching, especially if you’re in line for an upgrade like I am. The Blackberry Bold that…

February 22, 2011 0

What we are reading: 2/18/11

On the Road from Net Neutrality to Content Neutrality (Free State Foundation) New Android Trojan Surfaces in China (threatpost) Mobile network ‘guilty’ of ‘charging for stuff’ (The Register) Ants build…

February 18, 2011 0

Internet Week in Washington

Congress is back in session with a bang, and the Internet is smack dab in the crosshairs of the Congress in a big way. Just this week, there have been…

February 17, 2011 12

Experimental Radio Applications at the FCC

This summarizes a selection of applications for the Experimental Radio Service received by the FCC during January 2011. These are related to land mobile radio, VHF propagation study, satellite communications,…

February 13, 2011 1

Reaching Network Nirvana Through Fiber & Ethernet

Check out Reaching Network Nirvana Through Fiber & Ethernet on GigaOm for a look at the emerging rebuilding of the middle mile. Here’s a teaser: A new telecom infrastructure is…

February 10, 2011 0

DARPA Enlists Hackers

It’s no secret that government initiatives around cybersecurity haven’t lived up to expectations. While they succeed in creating controversy – such as the recent hubbub over the so-called “Internet Kill…

February 8, 2011 3

Saving the Internet from its Friends

I’m going to Australia in April to give a keynote on the innovation potential of Next Generation Networks for the Australian Telecom Users Group. As you probably know, Australia has…

January 31, 2011 2